Ushnishavijaya Main Page
Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Ushnishavijaya Description (below)
- Explanation of Iconographic Form
- Ushnishavijaya Stupa Sculpture
- Ushnishavijaya Stupa (Sakya Town)
- Confusions: Pratisara, Pancha Raksha
- Solitary (one face, two arms)
- Solitary (three faces, eight arms)
- Nine Deity Mandala (three faces, eight arms): HAR 58138, HAR 58267
- Thirty-three Deity Mandala (three faces, eight arms): HAR 88540, HAR 79155
"...Ushnishavijaya, the colour of an autumn moon, with three faces, white, yellow and blue and eight hands. Each face has three very large eyes. The first right hand holds a vishvavajra, second a white lotus with Amitabha [Buddha] residing, third an arrow and the fourth in [the gesture of] supreme generosity. The first left holds a vajra lasso, second a bow, third [in the gesture of] bestowing protection and fourth in [the gesture of] meditative equipoise holding an auspicious nectar vase; complete with silks and jewel ornaments, seated in [vajra] posture. Within the outer circle of the stupa, on the right [side of the chaitya], above a moon is Avalokiteshvara with a body white in colour, the left hand holds a lotus. On the left [of the chaitya], above a sun is Vajrapani, blue, the left hand holds an utpala with a vajra; standing in a peaceful manner and adorned with silks and jewels." (Jamyang Kyentse Wangpo, 1820-1892).
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Jeff Watt [updated 5-2017, 1-2020]
(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).